270 Barrel Length Question?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by samson, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    What is the shortest barrel length that I could go with for a 270 winchester. I am looking to build a fairly compact rifle. I was going to have a sendero barrel cut down. Is this possible?

  2. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    I have a 14 inch barrel on my 7mm TCU. which is a 7mm shooting 130 grain bullets on top of fire formed 223 cases.

    You can get over 2000 fps. It's pretty accurate with a scope and a bypod and classified as a pistol. You could probably get a TC in 270 win and have a real hand cannon.

    The whole idea of short barrel rifles goes against my grain.

  3. captdavid

    captdavid Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2005
    If I wanted a 'short' 270, I believe that I would use a 260 or 7-08. I thonk that if uou shorten a 270, much below 22" all you'll have is muzzle blast and nothing over the '08 based cartridges. capt david /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif